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Cowboy Star

640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7218
+1 619-450-5880
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“cowboy steak” (101 reviews)
“filet” (29 reviews)
“wagu” (6 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7218
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant music and ambiance was great as well as the French bottled sparkling water. We ordered two dry aged ribeye steaks, one bone in and another with out. It was unfortunate that the steaks were not tender and of the quality expected in dry...More

Thank Frenchmob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the best steak in San Diego. The dry aged rib eye is one of the best I have ever tried. Now I have had steaks at Gallagher Steakhouses in New York, Las Vegas, Ruth Chris, Morton’s, DK’s in Hawaiian, Delmonico, Craftsteak, Lawry’s. None of...More

Thank asiatravler29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service here is impeccable! The waiters and bussers are on top of everything. They anticipate your every need before you are aware of needing it! Water glasses are constantly filled, napkins refolded every time you leave the table...amazing! The food is good but not...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love roasted beets so I’ve tried many varieties. The ones at cowboy star were the best ever. Wonderful modern open environment.

Thank 277worldwide
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Was in San Diego for a few days, and wanted a nice date night restaurant for the one meal without the little one. Cowboy Star delivered. We sat at the bar, and had a great bartender. The cocktails were some of the best we've had...More

1  Thank Snakesdonteatpeople
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Cowboy Star is a great place to go if you’re looking for a great steak. But they don’t stop there. All their food is expertly prepared and delicious. Fun bar up front that makes fun drinks. They even have a butcher shop right on site....More

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I finished a two week Californian road trip in San Diego at the beginning of November ‘17 and for our last night, before catching up with family, we booked a table at Cowboy Star. Having sampled the delights of Californian seafood, San...More

Thank Benjamin T
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We were celebrating my wife's 70th birthday so I wanted to surprise her with an unplanned dinner adventure. I have been wanting to try this restaurant for the past year so this was the perfect opportunity to do so. Since this was impromptu, we did...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We found this place In February and decided to do our Valentine's Dinner there. The first time we went there we went all out on what we order from a bottle or wine to dessert. It was all amazing that we decided to celebrate our...More

Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 9 October 2017

No cowboys in sight but our hotel managed to squeeze us into a side slot at the bar in front of the chefs.We were served by Glenn and Crosby was the Chef who found time to chat to us and do his job as well....More

Thank mickthebookie
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14 August 2017|
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Response from db7477 | Reviewed this property |
There are places nearby. Corkage fee is $25 per bottle but it's a bargain when the alternative is 3 times the Bevmo price.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 80
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7218
    (Market and G Street)
  • Public Transportation: San Diego Trolley Blue Line and Orange Line: exit "Park and Market" Public Buses 5, 901, and 929 stop half a block from our front door on 10th Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-450-5880
  • E-mail
Cowboy Star is the first restaurant in San Diego’s East Village to serve up a unique dining experience by combining contemporary American cuisine with a western flare. Winner of the 2008 Orchid Award for Interior Design, the restaurant features exposed beam ceilings‚ cowboy accents‚ and classic landscape photography giving Cowboy Star a welcoming atmosphere where locals gravitate.A stunning display kitchen is the focal point of Cowboy Star, offering an insiders view of the action. The bar at Cowboy Star offers a stylish and cozy environment complete with large leather booths, a fireplace and hand-crafted cocktails. The Old West ambiance provides a laid-back and stylish background perfect for private parties and special events.
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